Adrian Peterson is a former NFL MVP, seven-time pro-bowler, four-time first-team All-Pro, and former first-round pick. On Monday, the 32-year-old played not only in his first game as a member of the New Orleans Saints, but also his first game ever against the Minnesota Vikings, his former team. From 2007 to 2016, Peterson played in Minnesota and was their star running back.

Naturally, in his first game with a new team and against his former team, Peterson probably wanted to put together a huge performance.

Well in his first game back in Minnesota, Peterson didn’t play well in the Saints’ 29-19 loss. Then again, the running back only had 18 rushing yards on six carries (receiving wise, he had no catches and just one target).

Peterson surely wasn’t very pleased with his performance and usage, and late in the first half, the ESPN cameras caught Peterson seemingly unhappy with Saints head coach Sean Payton.

We obviously can only speculate as to what was happening there, but it didn’t seem like a pleasant exchange. And Twitter certainly had fun with it:

And finally, this may be unrelated for the most part, but it still applies in a way.

UPDATE: After the game, Adrian Peterson responded to a SportsCenter tweet about the incident.


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David is a writer for The Comeback. He enjoyed two Men's Basketball Final Four trips for Syracuse before graduating in 2016. If The Office or Game of Thrones is on TV, David will be watching.